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Rome, but not as I know it

Robert Nowell finds a Church's portrait a little too flattering

The Catholic Church: What everyone needs to know
John L. Allen Jr
OUP £10.99
(978-0-19-997510-5)
Church Times Bookshop £9.90 (Use code CT261 )

BASICALLY, this book, by the distinguished Rome correspondent of the National Catholic Reporter, sets out to explain to non-Roman Catholics what the RC Church is and how it works (or doesn't work). Its great shortcoming is that it presents the Church more as it would ...

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Mon 2 May 16 @ 12:10
Protestant Churches are nearer to RCs than Anglicans are, argues Alexander Faludy https://t.co/T48xhKdlal

Mon 2 May 16 @ 9:05
https://t.co/YOlTGFc66b